[Scott's Pool Updates]
2014 Champions Roll Call
(76th Annual NCAA Tournament)
UConn Huskies
The University of Connecticut Huskies  
(20th Annual HWCI NCAA Pool)
20th HWCI NCAA Pool Logo
Karen F, aka, Badzy
(40-23, 121 points)
(4th Annual HWCI First Four for Charity)

Friends of Renee
Guilio B (4-0, 25 point diff)
Friends of Renee - To raise cash to help Renee and Ugo meet their financial burden &raise awareness of Lyme disease, which is the fastest growing infectious disease in the United States.
$69 Raised
(22 participants x $2 = $44 + Add'l donations by Charles D, Bob S, and Jeff H)
Wednesday, April 16, 2014  **** HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPENCER **** 
Issue # 16.6.2 "Historic Moments"
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Badzy is only person to pick UConn and rallies to win our 20th pool title

CERRITOS, CA (smt)- So Karen F thought UConn sounded like a cool name and she rode that to winning the 20th HWCI NCAA pool among some crazy games in the tournamentIUPUI sounds cool to me but I don't think I could pick them to win if they ever get back in.  But she did keep the streak alive of someone in our pool picking the correct champion, making it 16 years in a row.  She was also one of a handful of players who skipped 2013 (2nd year, '11) and included Bing F (9th year, 1st since '09), Bar L (8th year, 1st since '09 and 1st not nicknamed Indy), Nikki N (10th year, 1st since '09 and 1st not including Bluestars in the nickname), Brian Z (9th year, 1st since '10 and still named Zippy), Ken G (7th year, first since '10), Don M (6th year, 1st since '11). In our 20 years, we have seen some crazy plays and games that have affected our pool.

   Tids & Bits -  There have been 1,559 entries submitted by 1,302 people in 20 years... overall, there have been 369 different people in our pool... 163 have tried dual entries while 47 have tried triple entries... the triple entry craze didn't really start in until '11 when 5 tried (no more than 3 in one year before with Robinson C doing it 12 times starting in '01); we've had 8-9 triple entries for 3 straight years... While no #16 seed has ever won, four people (on 3 teams) have tried to pick one in 20 years (Holy Cross vs Kansas in '02, Albany vs UConn in '06, UNC Asheville (two) vs Syracuse (injury to star prior to tourney) in '12)... As the only 20 year participants, Scott T has the most wins (812), R64 wins (476), R32 wins (195), S16 wins (89), E8 wins (34), points (2261), power points (inverse of placement) (1131), and weighted average (14.64) and David F has the most F4 wins (14), and correct champions (6, tied with Andy F))... as averages (minimum 7 years), Don C has the best winning percentage (66.7%) and Bing F the best weighted average (out of 1.00, the true measure of greatness) (0.774); on the opposite end, Dan H has the worst winning percentage (55.1%) and Marty G the worst weighted average (0.256)... In 13 years, Darryn B has not picked the correct champion (also, of his 18 total entries:  0 correct champs; but he did when the pool in '03 with Syracuse's unlikely run for the title)... Chris B has not picked a finalist in 9 years (also, of his 22 total entries: 0 correct finalists (or 0 for 44))... Man V has the longest drought ($0 in 16 years)... Scott T at one time won 3rd, 2nd (2nd entry), 3rd, 1st, and Bonus in six years ('98-'00, '02-'03) and hasn't won anything since... Scott T's combined $630 total winnings is 3rd behind Robinson C's $680 and Roy W's $650... Robinson C is our only 2-time winner and that is his only two winning entries (record 39 entries over 14 years)... we've had 15 male champs and 5 female champs (Anna C (still the only person I don't have a last name for, how did David F ever write a check?) in '98, Lisa F in '99, Van P in '07, Kim B in '10, and now Karen F)... since our pool began (and not counting Opening Round or First Four wins), Kentucky has the most wins (50), Kansas has the most losses (19), both Kentucky (50-15) and UConn (40-12) have 0.769 winning pcts, and Penn is 0-8... four schools have been ranked #16 all 3 times they've been in the tourney (proper 64) (Mt St Mary (remember they lost the First Four game this year so it doesn't count), Jackson St, Texas-San Antonio, and UNC Asheville); Duke has been ranked the best (2.1 average seeding in 19 tourneys)... Kansas (20 tourneys), Duke, UNC (17), Syracuse (16), and Ohio St (12) have never been ranked higher than a #8 seed (minimum 10 of our pool years); Wash St is only multiple-bid team that hasn't been ranked higher than #4 (#3 & #4 in '07 & '08); in fact including even single-bid schools, only TCU ('98) and Drake (in '08) have been ranked in top 8 seeds (both #5 in only appearance)... in 20 years, there have been 261 teams in our pool (not including 3 who have lost Opening Round or First Four games (Alabama A&M in '05, Arkansas-Little Rock in '11, and Middle Tennessee in '13))... Loyalty:  Ken B has picked Florida in 12 of 15 years (the last two because Florida didn't qualify; and can you believe he picked St. John's over Florida in his first year '00?), Fernando B has picked UCLA 10 of 18 years, and Wendy B (Buckeye23) has picked Ohio St 4 times in 9 years... Lisa F picked the correct champion in her first 3 years ('99-'01)... Kansas has been picked 180 times to win the tourney and 340 times to make the final (they've made 3 finals and won once) while BYU has been picked to lose the first game 658 times...

Where's the nickname issue?  Maybe later along with the craziest stuff I've mentioned in an update...


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